Talybont Energy created a community fund of £5,000 in 2011 for sustainable projects which would benefit the local community of Talybont, Pencelli and Scethrog. The projects had to meet the ToUE’s aims (below) and the funding was for any amount between £100—£5,000.
Five local projects submitted application forms to the Community Fund and after a short-listing process, three projects were put before a specially appointed judges’ panel made up of independent representatives of the community. The panel included Peter Seaman representing Talybont Community Council, Chris Blake from Green Valleys, Richard Curtis from Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water, Charles Weston from Talybont Community and Barbara Anglezarke from Talybont Energy director’s. After much discussion two projects were successful and were awarded the community fund money.
The two projects awarded funds are:
Talybont Biodiesel Project has been awarded £4,000 to experiment making bio-diesel on a small scale from locally sourced waste cooking oil & voluntary labour.
Henderson Hall Sustainable Energy Use Project has been awarded £1,000 with £500 going to a heating feasibility study and a further £500 for an assessment of the proposal to insulate the flat roof, create a green roof & other energy saving measures.
Talybont Energy Aims
Talybont-on-Usk Energy has 2 principal aims:-
(1) To reduce our community’s energy consumption
– by raising awareness
– by facilitating energy saving measures
– by pioneering alternative ways of doing things.
(2) To have as much as possible of the energy used by our community be renewable:
By maintaining the Talybont hydro
By introducing further renewable energy sources
By helping community members to convert to renewable energy sources & suppliers
We seek to do this in ways which are novel, fun and socially beneficial.
Our scope includes the energy involved in:
(i) heating and lighting
(iii) consumables (food and materials)
(iv) activities (functional and leisure)
We are committed to using the company’s income to further these aims within the Talybont community council area whilst sharing our experiences for the benefit of the wider UK community.
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